Searching for the birth name for Barbara Ellen Bracewell, born about 1875 in Georgia

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Barbara Ellen (?) was married to Zinnamon (Z.N.) Bracewell. They lived in Covington County, Alabama. Census records state she was born in Georgia though her parents are never listed on any census I have seen. She was born around 1875. He was born around 1866 in Alabama. I would appreciate any help finding who her parents were and where she was born. My DNA test lean towards this family being from Sweden or Scandinavia.
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The Bracewell spelling of the Braswell/Bracewell surname in Georgia for the 1800s is mainly found in the Lauren Co GA area.  That may be a good place to start your search, Laurens County Georgia/Houston/Pulaski and those areas of Georgia.
by anonymous G2G2 (2.2k points)
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by C S G2G6 Pilot (274k points)
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Well, this is probably not the right person, because she is in Minneapolis in 1910: "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2G4-NXP : 29 October 2015), Ellen M Hjelmerus in household of David J Hjelmerus, Minneapolis Ward 5, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 97, sheet 5B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,715.

But this Elin Barbro Maria, born 9 Jun 1880 in Edsbyn, Ovanåker is what came up in a search in Folkräkningar at SVAR. I did a search for Barb* El* in the span 1865-1880. There was ONE other Elin Barbara, but she remained in Sweden, while miss Hjelmerus emigrated with her parents around 1887.

Folkräkningar isn't much help if your Barbara Ellen was born in the USA by parents who emigrated before 1880, which is the first fully covered year.

by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (386k points)

Well, well. Should have checked FamilySearch before I bothered with Swedish records.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKQH-8DZ : 29 October 2015), Barbara Bracewell in household of Zinnaman Bracewell, Straughn, Covington, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 58, sheet 9B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,022.

According to this not only Barbara but also both her parents were born in Alabama.

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Doesn't have her maiden name, but I assume you have seen this FAG entry: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=bracewell&GSfn=barbara&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=3&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=39653115&df=all&

It might give you some clues, if you haven't already seen it.
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (176k points)

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